Top 5 Tuesday #85: These Have Numbers

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm, and now hosted by Meeghan at Meeghan Reads.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 books with numbers in the title

(What are the magic numbers in your books?)

I’m throwing up this Tuesday-themed meme on a Thursday ‘cause I’ve been MIA these past few days.

These aren’t the top books I’ve read with a number in the title. Instead, they are a random assortment of books I was able to find on my shelves that have a number in the title.

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
1602: Witch Hunter Angela by Marguerite Bennett & Kieron Gillen, illus. by Stephanie Hans
Twelve Kings in Sharakhai by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The Emperor of the Eight Islands by Lian Hearn

Of these, I’ve only read 1602: Witch Hunter Angela, which is a comic book that I consider part of the Marvel 1602 series by Neil Gaiman that places some of the Marvel characters in the year 1602. Witch Hunter Angela was an okay read. I didn’t love it, but it kept my interest. The illustrations, however, are superb.

As for the other books: I intend to start on The 5th Wave after completing Yancey’s Monstrumologist series, which I love and is paranormal historical fiction about a boy who’s an assistant to a monstrumologist — a scientist who studies monsters. I wanted to start Twelve Kings in Sharakhai couple days ago but didn’t get to it, and I still would like to read Six of Crows and The Emperor of the Eight Islands at some point.



14 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #85: These Have Numbers

    1. I’m not familiar with the Marvel world at all, but I don’t think it greatly affected my reading of this. I intend to try the 1602 ones by Gaiman. I love the classic art-inspired covers too much.

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  1. I first learned about Bradley Beaulieu when he was cohosting a writing podcast and have wanted to try his Sharakhai books ever since. But instead of reading them I’ve just been slowly collecting them. 🙂 One day…


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